Code for America is a 501(c)3 non-profit that envisions a government by the people, for the people, that works in the 21st century.

Our programs change how we participate in government by:
- connecting citizens and governments to design better services,
- encouraging low-risk settings for innovation; and,
- supporting a competitive civic tech marketplace.

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Fellowship: Showing What’s Possible

The Fellowship is Code for America’s best known program and consists of a one year residency placing developers, designers and researchers within local governments. Over the course of the program, fellows and government partners build apps, inspire new thinking amongst public servants and tackle some of our country’s toughest problems.

Government Partners: 20 Alumni, 10 Incoming
Fellows: 62 Alumni, 30 Incoming
Apps Deployed: 50+

Brigade: Mobilizing Citizen Engagement

The Brigade network is an ongoing effort to deploy, maintain and sustain civic technology and open data infrastructures. Each Brigade is comprised of local volunteers and government employees who connect for regular hack nights, discussions and app development.

Brigades: 56 TL, 18 New
Apps Redeployed: 75
New Data Portals: 14

Civic Startups: Creating a Civic Tech Ecosystem

The Civic Startups program offers entrepreneurs mentorship in navigating the government procurement process and building sustainable businesses. Teams contribute to an emerging civic tech ecosystem where competition breeds innovation, governments get value for dollar, and most importantly, citizen needs are met.

Graduate Companies: 12 Accelerator, 3 Incubator
Revenue Positive: 100%

Peer Network: Connecting Civic Change Agents

The Peer Network is where government officials and public servants connect to share civic tech resources, best practices and open data policies. Through regular trainings, events and discussions, civic innovators are changing governments from within.

Peer Network Member Cities: 55
City Attendees at Code for America Summit: 81
New Positions and Policy Changes: 40+TL, 10 New

International: Scaling the Model

In 2013, Code for America’s programs expanded to drive change in governments internationally. Lessons from the Fellowship, Brigade and Peer Network are being cascaded to local governments across the globe.

Our First International Partners
International Brigades